Vol. 14 No. 1, January 2018

In January 1918, chaser crews at New London and other eastern ports were training in the new tactics for antisubmarine warfare, in one of the coldest winters in recorded history. 
 
Harbors froze, in some cases trapping chasers in ice. A typical morning routine was to wait for ice breakers to clear a channel to open sea before training could start.
 
Added this month are two photos showing SC 244 frozen in ice in the harbor at Newport, RI. Thanks to Brian Miller for submitting the scans to The Subchaser Archives.
 
Also added this month:
 
Dave Propert submitted scans of several pages from a 1917 USNI publication showing "Keels and Framing" details for submarine chasers. There is some nice detail, that could be of use to model builders.
 
Added to the Crew Photos collection, a crew shot on SC 148. Thanks to George Tarleton for submitting the photo scan to The Subchaser Archives.
 
--Todd Woofenden, editor
 
 

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